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Old 03-28-2013, 06:51 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by motog View Post
My R75/5 scrambler project is coming along nicely and now it's time to look at some dual purpose (or dualsport if you like) tires.

Tire sizes are: 3.25x19 front 4.00x18 rear.

I've been doing a lot of looking around and a fair bit of internet research but I've hit a bit of a problem: clearance to the swingarm on the R75/5 is tiny. I'm currently running Metzeler road tires and there is less than half an inch clearance. Putting most dual purpose tires on there may not work. I don't want to shell out money for tires that won't fit.

Has anyone else done this? What did you use? Any problems with swing arm clearance?

Background: I probably do 50-60% riding on roads. The road tires are ok on tight dirt or good gravel but are just plain scary on loose surfaces or mud/clay. I'd like to be able to increase the ability to ride on less certain surfaces. I'm not expecting to keep up with the KTMs.

Any advice gratefully accepted. Thanks

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